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Cannabis, gel pellet guns, ammunition found during searches

Cannabis, a shortened shotgun, gel pellet guns and ammunition were seized during property search by police.

About 11.20am on Thursday, officers from Armidale Target Action Group with the Criminal Investigation and Crime Management Unit, executed two search warrants in Purkiss Street, Armidale.

Police later stopped a 51-year-old man in a 4WD a short distance away and during a search of the man’s vehicle, allegedly found cannabis.

Officers arrested the man and he was taken to Armidale Police Station.

Police then conducted a further search want at the 51-year-old man’s house in Dumaresq Street, Uralla.

During the search of that property, police allegedly found cannabis, a shortened shotgun along with 25 rounds of ammunition, four gel pellet guns and cash.

The man was charged with eight offences, including supplying a prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug (two counts), dealing with the proceeds of crime and possessing a prohibited firearm (four counts).

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear at Armidale Local Court on May 4.


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